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2020 Innovation Awards Webinar Recognizes Talented University Inventors

On April 28th, University of New Mexico faculty, staff, and student inventors were honored for their achievements. This year a webinar was hosted due to the pandemic. STC’s Innovation Awards Webinar recognized the accomplishments of UNM inventors who have received issued U.S. patents, trademarks, and registered copyrights within the past year. Between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, 57 UNM inventors received issued U.S. patents for 54 technologies. Thirty-three patents were …Read More

Lobo Rainforest virtual pitch competition winners announced

UNM students earn seed funding for business ideas despite social distancing  April 29, 2020 No first-round feedback, no live finals, and no meetings with mentors and pitch coaches didn’t stop UNM students from submitting 41 ideas to the Spring 2020 Lobo Rainforest Pitch Competition. This year the competition was completely virtual, and students were given one chance to submit a 90-second pitch to be judged by industry leaders. The results …Read More

One-on-One with Angela Wandinger-Ness

By Ellen Marks / Journal Assistant Business Editor Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:02am ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Angela Wandinger-Ness says going through the sweeping coronavirus pandemic bears some resemblance to the experience she had when the Chernobyl nuclear plant went into meltdown more than three decades ago. The University of New Mexico pathologist was doing postdoctoral fellowship training in Heidelberg, Germany, at the time. Wandinger-Ness says the community, deeply concerned …Read More

UNM Inventors Release Paper Offering Insights on COVID-19

Two scientists from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Graham Timmins and Dr. Vojo Deretic, released a paper on bioRxiv that offers insights as to why certain drugs have helped in COVID-19 therapy. See the released paper, “Azithromycin and ciprofloxacin have a chloroquine-like effect on respiratory epithelial cells,” on the bioRxiv website at https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.29.008631v1. See also Ryan Boetel’s April 14 article, “Old paper may offer fresh insights on disease,” from …Read More

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2020 STC.UNM Innovation Awards Honors University of New Mexico Inventors, Innovation Fellow and NAI Fellows

2020 Innovation Awards This year it is with great sadness that we have cancelled the STC.UNM Innovation Awards in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and protect the health and well-being of our community. Instead, we have decided to hold a webinar on April 28th at 3:00 pm to honor the accomplishments of this year’s inventors. To register, please go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o566CeCTRNCH8JcW-64-zg. STC’s Innovation Awards recognizes …Read More

BennuBio Inc. Secures $5M Investment

UNM Start-up BennuBio, Inc. has successfully closed on a $5 Million investment. See more in Kevin Robinson-Avila’s March 27, 2020 article, “Local tech startup snares $5M investment,” from the Albuquerque Journal, reprinted below. Local tech startup snares $5M investment By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer Published: Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 1:24pm Updated: Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 11:26pm Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal BennuBio Inc. has won $5 million in private …Read More

13 U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in January, February, and March

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued thirteen U.S. patents to STC during the months of January, February, and March for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2020 fiscal 3rd quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosciences, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Cell Biology & Physiology, Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, …Read More

Seventh Innovate New Mexico® Technology Showcase a Success

This year’s Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase was a big success with the highest turnout rate to date. The event took place on March 3rd at the Event Center at Sandia Golf Club and there were over 150 attendees comprised of local and national companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and local business and community leaders. The event started off with welcoming remarks from Jon Clark, Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico …Read More

Help Being Offered by EDD and Others for New Mexico Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Local business weekly, Albuquerque Business First, released an article on how state and local governments and banks are offering financial help for New Mexico businesses affected by the new COVID-19 coronavirus. While new measures at being taken to minimize the spread of the virus, businesses are greatly impacted by the lack of foot traffic, restrictions on in-person dining, and the most recent stay-at-home order, which temporarily closes all non-essential businesses …Read More

New Mexico Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online

The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico businesses at this critical time for our state’s economic recovery. This is made possible thru a grant from the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration called the NM EDA Rainforest University Center. During this time of economic uncertainty, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to …Read More